HONG KONG, June 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonso Electronics International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BNSO) a designer and manufacturer of sensor based and communications products, today reported on recovered sales and expectation of an optimistic outlook for the second half of 2009.
"The worldwide economic downturn reduced our sales orders by approximately 50% in the period from November 2008 to February 2009," said Anthony So, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bonso Electronics International Inc. "As a result, during this period we reduced the number of factory workers by approximately 50% (from 2,500 to 1,200) and tightened our production cost control, to reduce our costs during this difficult period.
"Since April 2009, our sales orders received have recovered and we have increased our production capacity by hiring more than 800 new factory workers. We believe that the market demand is recovering, and we expect that the orders for the second half of 2009 will remain strong. Our cash position remains strong, which positions us to act quickly in response to customer demand and other growth opportunities."
About Bonso Electronics
Bonso Electronics designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a comprehensive line of telecommunications products, electronic scales, weighing instruments and health care products. Bonso products are manufactured in the People's Republic of China for customers primarily located in North America and Europe. Company services include product design and prototyping, production tooling, procurement of components, total quality management, and just-in-time delivery. Bonso also independently designs and develops electronic products for private label markets. For further information, visit the company's web site at http://www.bonso.com.
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CONTACT: Bonso Electronics International, Inc. Albert So, Chief Financial Officer 852 2605 5822 Fax: 852 2691 1724